FCT awards the Honourable William G. Davis Scholarship to disadvantaged student challenged by homelessness
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, October 10, 2019 – FCT, the national leader in title insurance and real estate technology, announced the company awarded $5,000 through the Honourable William G. Davis Scholarship to Geoffrey Fornoles, a disadvantaged secondary school student who was confronted with the challenges of homelessness in the past year. The scholarship will help fund his post-secondary education as he enrolls in a Computer Science program.
Fornoles was selected through a partnership with Home Suite Hope, a charitable organization that fills a gap in the shelter system by providing transitional housing to the growing homeless population in the Halton Region. Opening up about the struggles he faced last year, Fornoles had the following to say about the Honourable William G. Davis Scholarship: “The previous year was challenging for my mom and I as we were at risk of being homeless for months, continuously struggling to make ends meet. I am not able to save much money for my post-secondary education, so being awarded this scholarship is a huge help.”
“As an organization, we are committed to combating youth homelessness in Canada and our scholarship is one of the ways we do so,” said Michael LeBlanc, CEO of FCT. “We recognize that attending post-secondary education is challenging for youth who face the risk of homelessness, so we’re making an impact by helping alleviate some of the costs of attending college or university for disadvantaged youth.”
Since launching the scholarship program in 2015, FCT has helped 16 deserving students offset some of the financial challenges of a post-secondary education. The scholarship program was named after The Honourable William G. Davis, the 18th Premier of Ontario, whose passion for education contributed to his work in building Ontario’s community college system.
Founded in 1991, the FCT group of companies is based in Oakville, Ontario, and has over 800 employees across the country. The group provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real-estate-related products and services to approximately 450 lenders, 43,000 legal professionals and 5,000 recovery professionals, as well as real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders, nationwide.
The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces for five consecutive years (2015-2019) and certified FCT as a Great Place to Work. FCT’s parent company, First American Financial Corporation, was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the fourth consecutive year in 2019.
For more information on FCT, please visit the company website at www.fct.ca.
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